Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development (GPPD)

The 2016-2017 Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development (GPPD) seminar series covers a range of topics that are of interest to trainees including abstract writing, job search skills, poster presentation skills, and career opportunities.

The Graduate School's Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development (GPPD) seminar series is organized by core competencies that are nationally recognized in graduate education. We continue to consult with faculty and students to develop additional GPPD seminars that are aligned with programmatic and student needs.


To assist students and postdoctoral scholars in tracking their skills acquisition, The Graduate School is instituting "micro-credentialing," "wherein GPPD seminar attendees earn credentials or "badges" for the knowledge and skills they acquire from the GPPDS series and related activities. The micro-credentials are shareable on personal LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Mozilla Backpack pages to show off skills that are highly desired by employers but may not be apparent from a transcript or diploma. Learn more about micro-credentials.

Upcoming GPPD seminars

The 2016-2017 GPPD  series is complete. A new program will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year.

View past events, download presentation materials and listen to recorded audio.